•When fishing from a kayak or a canoe, you often need to stop or slow your drift for a proper presentation. The problem is that carrying an actual anchor adds a lot of weight to your outfit, which is particularly annoying if you have to carry your craft to the water or make a long portage. One solution is to create an anchor on the spot, for which you’ll need a 1-gallon plastic screw-top jug and some nylon anchor line. Once you arrive at your destination, fill the jug with sand or rocks from along the water’s edge, tie it off to your boat, and hit the water. Before making a portage, or when you’re done for the day, simply empty the container. –TOM KEER